Chestnut is an experimental sound duo comprised of artists Christina Santa Cruz, and Daniel Watkins. Beginning as a Letterist response to the posturing of American "classic rock” Chestnut has matured towards a practice that incorporates elements of harsh noise, ambient music, and field recording. Their work carries implicit narrative without explicit intent.

"Sometimes, though, the world inverts, turns upside-down, and the unexplainable breaks through. Things don’t always make sense, and Chestnut’s shadow-strewn music is a part of that inversion.” (James Catchpole, A Closer Listen)

  No More Pictures of Urban Light (2018)  BUY NOW

No More Pictures of Urban Light (2018) BUY NOW

  Chestnut (2016)

Chestnut (2016)

 photo by Denise Chellini @ NorCal Noise Fest

photo by Denise Chellini @ NorCal Noise Fest

  photo by Denise Chellini @ NorC  al Noise Fest

photo by Denise Chellini @ NorCal Noise Fest

  photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

 photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

  photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

photo by Pete Galindo @ Civic Center Studios

  photo by Carolyn Luke @ Civic Center Studios

photo by Carolyn Luke @ Civic Center Studios

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